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This weekend we were blasted by about 18 inches of snow. I wanted nothing more than to just bundle up with some blankets and watch movies…so that is exactly what I did.  Having moved to Minnesota nearly 5 years ago, I have still not fully accepted these dreadful winters.  It is during this time of year that I curse myself for choosing to live in this “frozen hell”.  I cannot help but notice the thermometer on my desk just broke even at Zero degrees Fahrenheit (it’s noon for crying out loud).  Even Zoe hates this awful weather, she hobbles on 3 legs at a time to give her one leg a break from the frozen ground.  I apologize for my bickering…there’s just something about these temps that makes me less than happy.  From now on…I will try to accept that I will rarely see temps above freezing for the next 4 months.   I guess I will just have to find the silver lining of Mother Nature’s cursed time of year.

Anyone have any suggestions for remaining positive?



  1. Dave P
    December 13, 2010

    Hey dude, I’ll give you some thoughts from the born-and-raised-in-northern-MN side. Yeah it’s cold, but you can’t argue that the crystal clear blue sky reflecting on 18 inches of fresh snow isn’t one of the most beautiful things ever. And you can enjoy it from your warm home. It seems to follow…the colder it gets, the clearer the air gets. You won’t see a cloudy day when it’s -30 in January. So if you are out in it, you fight the numb hands and feet while shoveling, but that only gives you better reason to get back under those blankets with the hot chocolate, your best friend in the world, and curl up with a good movie. I see it as a chance to enjoy a season that few get to really appreciate. It gets old after a while of course, but then this state sees 95 degrees in the summer, so we get the best of both worlds. That’s what helps me stay positive. It will change again, that’s a guarantee.


  2. melissa oholendt
    January 2, 2011

    Gosh dang it Dave. I was all ready with a snarky comment about Minnesota winters and there he goes and makes them all magical.


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